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comes to tailgating, you can never take too much -- whether it be
food, drink, or gadgets. Here's
a tailgater's checklist
make your tailgate party the best.
Make a Tailgating Checklist
nothing gets left at home, make a list of things you need to take to
the tailgate party.
want to be king (or
the parking lot this year, then make sure you have the latest
tailgating accessories available for your vehicle.
Following are the basic necessities for a successful tailgate party. Some are for the typical everyday tailgater, others are for the serious hardcore tailgaters. You know who you are. Pack accordingly.
Awning or Other Shelter
Good idea to keep these in seperate coolers if possible
Bottle opener/can opener/wine opener
These are great to bring just about anywhere. They fold up, are easy to carry and you have a comfortable seat for tailgating.
Instead of grabbing basic folding chairs and sitting in the back of the truck, go front-porch chic and transform the parking lot into your own outdoor living space. Enlist a few guys to help load a couch or chairs from home for maximum comfort. Toss sheets or blankets in team colors over everything to protect the fabric
Dress appropriately for
several hours outdoors
Show your team spirit! Wear
Another must for tailgaters is the coolers. Most 10 quart coolers will hold a six pack. A 16 quart will hold 20 cans.
Take three. All different colors.
A metal cooler would be heavier, but in the long run you won't need as much ice.
Coozies / Koozies
First aid kit
Power & Electricity
Even during football season, you need sun block. You can never have too much at a game. Be sure to get the sweat proof kind.
plates bowls forks spoons napkins
garbage bags paper towels
Plastic is best. Avoid using ceramic bowls and glass cups and plates. Disposable plates, cups, forks, knives and spoons eliminate a messy clean-up. However, serrated metal knives are necessary if you are serving steak, chicken and anything else that will be too tough for plastic.
What would tableware be without a tablecloth? Paper towels, napkins, sanitary wipes and plastic trash bags are essential.
Don't forget a corkscrew and can/bottle opener.
to set aside a separate trash bag for recycling. Dump the excess food
off of your plastic plates into the trash bag and place the plates
into the recycle bag. You can also place your plastic-ware, cans and
bottles in the recycling bag. You're not only clearing your table,
but your conscience as well.
Mark Your Spot At The
Think up a creative theme for
your tailgate. If it's Thanksgiving, bring a turkey. If it's
Christmas, bring a tree. Or, base your theme and decorations on the
opponent. For example, you might have Cajun food against the Saints,
Philly cheese steaks against the Eagles, or fish against the Dolphins.
Your very own port a potty?
1 for paper/plastic goods,
bbq utensils, extra batteries, propane hoses, extension cord, garbage
bags and other such items.
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